Saturday, November 3, 2007



By Anthony Horowitz

Another action-packed Alex Rider story, the seventh in this series. This one is set in Australia, with Alex working with ASIS to foil the South East Asian criminal group called Snakehead.

There’s action galore - threats to the environment, a Great Big Bomb, threats of non-con organ transplants, a martial arts tournament of death, and new gadgets to play with. There’s also Alex’s godfather, Ash, who may or may not unlock secrets from Alex’s past. Alex’s character grows a little deeper, a little more complex with each installment. As the series continues, I’m hoping that Horowitz continues to balance the exciting James Bond side of his story with the journey of personal growth that Alex is undertaking in his search for identity.

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